The red grape variety comes from Italy and is one of the numerous Lambrusco varieties, Synonyms are Grappello Maestri and Lambrusco di Spagna. The variety first mentioned at the end of the 19th century is probably after the municipality of Villa Maestri in the province of Parma in the Emilia-Romagna named. According to 2005 DNA analysis there is a possible Parent-offspring relationship to the variety Fortana, The very productive vine produces rustic, tannin-rich red wines with strawberry aromas. These are used for the production of still wines and sparkling wines. The variety is prevalent mainly in the province of Reggio Emilia, but also in Modena and Parma. Smaller quantities are also available in Apulia, It is among others in the DOC wines Colli di Parma. Lambrusco Mantovano. Reggiano and Orta Nova authorized. The Italian acreage is 2,223 hectares with a rapidly increasing trend (ten years earlier it was 1,362). In Argentina it is cultivated on 49 hectares. In 2010, a total of 2,272 hectares were recorded (cym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service